Sabang is across from Puerto Princesa, on the other side of Palawan Island. A new road leads right through the jungle, 80 km from Puerto Princesa to Sabang. Sabang is a very small fishing village with a dreamlike crescent-shaped beach. The beach in Sabang is simply fantastic. Houses with thatched roofs drawn down to the ground. In this Sabang Puerto Princesa Guide we will tell you everything about this place.
From Puerto Princesa, take a trike or jump in a minibus going to the "New Market" jeepney Terminal in San Jose. It takes about 10 minutes. Trike fare is about P80 and the minibus about P12. Four trips from the San Jose Terminal to Sabang run daily between 7AM and 2PM. The bus / jeepneys both cost 150 pesos and the trip takes about 3 hours.
Any tour agent in Puerto Princesa will sell you a day trip package for 1200-1500pesos where you are transported to Sabang in a minivan and includes a tour to the Underground River and lunch buffet at a beach resort.
There are plenty of hotels in Sabang. Hotels in every price range can be found, so that there is guaranteed to be something for every requirement. Attached you will find a top selection of hotels in Sabang that are currently also on offer. Do not miss the hotel deals in Port Parton.
Sabang Beach is not only a place to come and visit the underground river, and the beach itself is paradise! I was shocked to see how beautiful the actual beach was, but also the surrounding landscape and the cute little village. My girlfriend and I loved filling our downtime on the beach here, and wandering around the village, drinking cheap rum and local coconuts, local food and dips in the ocean. And because Sabang isn't overrun with the backpacker crowds, it's quiet too, the beach only has a handful of people. A serene spot.
Have you seen enough of the beach and sun? Would you rather do something different? No problem either, as there are plenty of activities and tours in Sabang, where there is definitely something for everyone. Please find attached the most beautiful and best tours in Sabang.
Underground River Sabang
The approximately one-hour boat trip to and through the “underground” can be described as a special experience. This experience helps to forget the hardships of the journey from Puerto Princesa, the circumstances before the actual event and the later return journey. The Underground River in Sabang is the only one of its size in the world that can still be admired in this way.
The approximately 8.2 km long cave, which can be entered up to about 4 km, is home to thousands of bats. The bizarre cave structures, which have been created over millions of years and which inspire with the great structures of stalactites and stalagmites, also offer unique image motifs for hobby photographers and are therefore an important reason for many travel enthusiasts to decide for or against this holiday area.
Private island trip to Isla Rita
My number 1 tip for Sabang! Isla Rita is almost untouched by tourism, with people flooding to Sabang for the underground river, then jetting off, everyone misses this absolute beauty. A 45-minute van ride from Sabang Beach to Uluguan Bay, you then rent a local fisherman and his boat to sail you another 30 minutes or so to the privately owned atoll of Isla Rita and it is paradise.
Zip lining in Sabang
The whole area around Sabang beach is beautiful, huge dramatic mountains in the background and gorgeous white sand beaches virtually untouched. The best thing about the zipline, aside from the fun of it, are the views! It's a 10-minute drive from Sabang beach, then a 15-minute hike up the ‘mountain’.